Force of Blood (Woods Cop Series #8)

Force of Blood (Woods Cop Series #8)

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by Joseph Heywood
     
 

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Late spring, 2007. Michigan in economic freefall, state budgets being slashed, politics reduced to nastiness, state jobs being erased, and personnel furloughed without pay. Grady Service, detective for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in the Upper Peninsula, watches as his colleagues leave the department one by one. Upon being asked by an old

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Late spring, 2007. Michigan in economic freefall, state budgets being slashed, politics reduced to nastiness, state jobs being erased, and personnel furloughed without pay. Grady Service, detective for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in the Upper Peninsula, watches as his colleagues leave the department one by one. Upon being asked by an old friend to look into unspecified problems his son is facing on the shores of Lake Superior, Service has no idea how complicated his life is about to become. All he knows is that the situation involves something his friend calls “bleeding sand”—and that his new partner, Conservation Officer Donna “Jingo” Sedge, is the oddest young officer he’s ever met.

 

The story moves at breakneck speed as Service, nearing three decades as a Woods Cop, finds that expectations seem to be changing on all fronts, personal and professional, and he is not certain he can live up to them.

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Praise for Joseph Heywood and the Woods Cop Mystery series "Heywood is a master of his form." —Detroit Free Press "Top-notch action scenes, engaging characters both major and minor, masterful dialogue, and a passionate sense of place make this a fine series."—Publishers Weekly "Heywood has crafted an entertaining bunch of characters. An absorbing narrative twists and turns in a setting ripe for corruption."—Dallas Morning News "Crisp writing, great scenery, quirky characters, and an absorbing plot."—Wall Street Journal "Joseph Heywood writes with a voice as unique and rugged as Michigan's Upper Peninsula itself."—Steve Hamilton, Edgar® Award–winning author of The Lock Artist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762785193
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Series:
Woods Cop Series , #8
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
141,552
File size:
2 MB

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Force of Blood

A Woods Cop Mystery
By Joseph Heywood

Lyons Press

Copyright © 2012 Joseph Heywood
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780762781232

Late spring 2007. Michigan in economic freefall, politics reduced to nastiness, state jobs being erased, and personnel furloughed without pay. Grady Service, detective for the Department of Natural Resources in the Upper Peninsula, watches as his colleagues leave the department one by one. Upon being asked by an old friend to look into unspecified problems his son is facing on the shores of Lake Superior, Service has no idea how complicated his life is about to become. All he knows is that the situation involves something his friend calls “bleeding sand”—and that his new partner, Conservation Officer Donna “Jingo” Sedge, is the oddest young officer he’s ever met.


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Meet the Author

Joseph Heywood is the author of The Snowfly (Lyons), Covered Waters (Lyons), The Berkut, Taxi Dancer, The Domino Conspiracy—and the eight novels comprising the Woods Cop Mystery Series. Featuring Grady Service, a detective in the Upper Peninsula for Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources, this series has earned its author cult status among lovers of the outdoors, law enforcement officials, and mystery devotees. Heywood lives in Portage, Michigan. For more on Joseph Heywood and the Woods Cop Mysteries, visit the author's web site at www.josephheywood.com.

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Force of Blood 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What is wrong with B&N that they do not edit out the nonsense role playing game by the children who take over this site. Out of 18 so called reviews only 1 was an actual review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well, Hye's is like at blood throne or something with Kuro and Falx, and Paradox is at blood mark. Uh... Well's that's about it.
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elmwood43 More than 1 year ago
I love Joseph Heywood - please bring this out for Nook!
insurance More than 1 year ago
Theses Woods cop books are all good. A peek into Yooperville.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: duh idiots in in the title Gender: pure black she cat with orange eyes filled with ambition Personallity: Very hard to get along with is a very ambition killler Rank: apprentice assasin Fave song : death to all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name- look up stalker... Age- four moons... Gender- she kit... Coat color- blood red with black stripes and red eyes... Kits- you disgusted mofo... Crush- uhh no if i did i wouldnt tell you.. mate- uhh stalker no dont even ask... history- just ask gosh... kin- bloodlust (sista)... other- ask... bye bye now stalker have a good day
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Age:13 moons-----rank:warrior-----gender: &male -----appearence:a red tom with brown paws and cold green eyes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Is at purple eyes res one.) $|\|•\/\/
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Find the cats' bios location at 'blood mark' res 2.<p> Name: Envy<br> Age: 7 months<br> Gender: &male<br> Looks: black and white with ember eyes. Left eye has a brand on it of some sort...<br> Personality: easily gotten mad, likes to attack when even slightly provoked<br> Other: ask
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: unicorn magic pony fly froo... what do you think?, Age:16 moons. Gender: she cat. Rank: warrior who hopes to e deputy or assassin.Looks: black fur with bright gren eyes. Personaliy: sly, intelligent, cunning, ruthless, sarcastic, short tempered, evil, figure out the rest. Siblings: frostwind. Honeyhawk. Lovekit. Fireflame. Ad spearkit History: she was a good cat who was orphaned due to a fox. That killed her parents a bobcat that kille spearkit ad a twoleg who killed the others. She was at okoni when she was captured by evil cats. They. Cage her and abuse her before becoming good an laving the camp with her still in a cage. She waited in the cage with no food or water and then she was rescued by Bloodclan who nursedher ack to health. She was helped by N and D who stopped rping shortly after. Then she was taken in by arsenic who adopted her then died a few moons later after placing the demon in her. Then she died and never told anybody how to remove it from her. When it wants it controls hr and she is only able to be calmed by a pressure point on her front left paw where there is just the smallest white speck. she owes her life to bloodclan. She has become evil over the years and i now as loyal as anyone else. Collar: she doesnt wear one because of her heritage. Theme song(s): Stray cat strut. Get off of my back. Still rock and roll to me. Die other day. Other: possessed by the demon. Crush/mate: no, kits: no, THE END! Name: the demon, looks: light grey fur with black eyes that have gren flecks in them, size: massive, age: as old as time, personality: crazy. Murderer. Ruthless. Cruel. Awful. Evil. Physco. Mad. kookoo, mate/crush/kits: none, theme: same as panther along with cold as ice, gender: she cat, powers/ skills: when unleashed she goes on killing spree so being dangerous. being huge. being her, rank: warrior who jopes to b assasin or deputy, other: she is Arsenics spirit in panthers body. History: Arsenic was murdered by panther and to avenge her death and gain immortality Arsenic possessed panther to punish her and when angry she goes on a killing spree. Its noticable by her eyes changing and her voice become different. Arsenic basicaly contrls panther when she wants and is only calmed by a... well nothing calms her. THE END!! Sig: ((Panther or the demon along with green eyes.))
buddy00 More than 1 year ago
To many crazy names and to much B.S. . I got half way through this one and gave up on it... Sorry but I don't think I'll get another one of his books. I have read a few and find he's hard to follow...